Topic: Matthew Passage: Matthew 28:16–28:20
So what mission are we going after? Why do we exist as a church?
To go and make disciples
“For God’s glory, to make and deploy mature and equipped disciples of Jesus Christ.”
This is THE PLAN for accomplishing the vision He and the Father have for His people
Vision: To make us a beautiful worshiping people
Are we listening to what Jesus is commanding and patterning our ministry and church after Him?
“With good intentions and sincere desires to reach as many people as possible for Jesus, we have subtly and deceptively minimized the magnitude of what it means to follow Jesus (discipleship). We’ve replaced challenging words from Christ with trite phrases in the church. We’ve taken the lifeblood out of Christianity and put Kool-Aid in its place so that it tastes better to the crowds, and the consequences are catastrophic. Multitudes of men and women at this moment think that they are saved from their sins when they are not. Scores of people around the world culturally think that they are Christians when Biblically they are not.” David Platt
They are obedient and yet they are still struggling in their faith.
He was dealing with some doubting disciples. How does he handle it?
It is the Word of Christ that drives away doubt.
Jesus claims all authority in Heaven and on Earth.
Jesus promises He is with us until the very end
Maturing in Christ lends to a frequent question we will be asking of ourselves:
“How am I becoming a more mature and equipped disciple of Jesus?
And who am I pursuing to make them a more mature and equipped disciple.”
Look to Jesus